Governor Abercrombie this morning announced the appointment of George Okuda to the vacant District 48 State House of Representatives seat.
The position was left vacant after the appointment of former Rep. Jessica Wooley as Director of the Environmental Quality Control last month.
Okuda has served as a legislative aide for state Rep. Ken Ito since
2000, drafting, tracking and analyzing bills and resolutions. He was
also responsible for meeting and working with various state department
personnel, organizations and constituents on measures before the
Legislature. In addition, Okuda worked with school principals in Rep.
Ito’s district on capital improvement projects needed at schools. In
prior years, he served as a legislative aide for state Sen. Bob Nakata.
Okuda was also a member of the Kahaluu Neighborhood Board for six years,
two as chair.
Okuda is licensed civil and structural engineer
and previously worked for the Hawaiian Electric Company. A resident of
Kahaluu since 1973, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
(Photo & Bio courtesy of Governor's Office)